Here we are in mid-January, with winter winds blowing by and snow piling up in many regions of the United States. Where's the dreaded winter flu?
American health experts say influenza cases are dipping, at least so far this year.
"If you look at the nation as a whole, we are seeing low [influenza] activity across the country," reported Tom Skinner, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention spokesman.
Could H1N1 and other flu fears from recent years have sent us all flying out for flu shots? Are we practicing better personal hygiene? Or are we simply living on borrowed time, from a flu outbreak standpoint?
Annually, flu cases seem to peak in the early months of the year. Maybe there's still time. For now, however, we're counting our blessings and saving those sick days. Who knows when we may still need them?
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